Compare 2003 Hyundai Sonata vs 2003 Ford Taurus

2003 Hyundai Sonata
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4-Door Sedan V6 Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 22 30 $14,104 $15,499
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual 20 27 $14,104 $15,499
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 22 30 $14,853 $16,299
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 19 27 $14,853 $16,299
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLS 20 27 $15,698 $17,349
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 19 27 $16,447 $18,149
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual LX 20 27 $16,710 $18,574
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic LX 19 27 $17,459 $19,374
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4-Door Sedan FFV LX Standard
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FFV LX Standard 19 27 $18,198 $19,630
4-Door Sedan LX Standard 20 28 $18,198 $19,630
4-Door Sedan FFV SE Standard 19 27 $18,475 $20,155
4-Door Sedan SE Standard 20 28 $18,475 $20,155
4-Door Sedan FFV SES Standard 19 27 $19,667 $21,480
4-Door Sedan SES Standard 20 28 $19,667 $21,480
4-Door Wagon FFV SE Standard 19 26 $19,959 $21,805
4-Door Wagon SE Standard 19 26 $19,959 $21,805
4-Door Sedan SES Deluxe 20 27 $20,657 $22,580
4-Door Wagon SE Premium 19 26 $21,251 $23,240
4-Door Sedan SEL Deluxe 20 27 $21,377 $23,380
4-Door Wagon SEL Deluxe 19 26 $21,602 $23,630
4-Door Sedan SEL Premium 20 27 $21,891 $23,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,104
$18,198
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,499
$19,630
Monthly Payment Estimate
$258 / month
$327 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 56.6
Front Leg Room (in)
43.3 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 54.5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.0 104.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
54.4 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 38.1
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.0 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 62.1
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 108.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
186.9 197.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.1 17.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8.9 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x - TBD - 10.9 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.4 39.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.92 2.68
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 17.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact T135/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65HR15 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65HR15 P215/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 125
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1250
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3181 3336
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x 4
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.7 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
MPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
181 @ 4000 185 @ 3950
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.7L/162 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 6000 155 @ 4900
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas/Ethanol V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.46 2.77
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.46 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.54
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.06 3.77
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Sonata Ford Taurus
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - .73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double-wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - .81
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Quadralink

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